As Android phones get all the more affordable these days, manufacturers can either churn out even more affordable phones OR “take the Nestea plunge” when it comes to pricing. Ye olde HTC Explorer is once such phone. HTC Philippines has announced its price drop from over PHP 7,000.00++ to a mere PHP 5,790.00.
To recap, the HTC Explorer is a Android smartphone that was released in 2012. It comes preloaded with v2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a humble 600MHz A5 processor. The phone comes with a 3.2″ screen and a single back 3MP camera.
I’m at the Apple press conference for the new iPods and iTunes 9. Here are the prices for the new iPod nano, shuffle, iPod classic and iPod touch.
The 8GB iPod nano with the “controversial” video camera that can’t take stills will be released at a comfortable sub 10K price at PHP 8,790. The iPod nano allows you to record up to 15 minutes from the built in FM Radio, allowing you to catch up with your favorite radio program in case you had to stop listening. It also comes with a built in pedometer and sync directly to Nike+. The pedometer records steps, not strides — so that means if you want to record your runs, you still need to buy a Nike+. Video recording is done in packets of 2GB at 640×480 and 30 frames per second.
The yellow and Product Red versions of the 5th generation iPod nano are only available in the online store.
The 8GB iPod touch that was announced at 199USD is now down to PHP 11,490. Previously it was at a little below PHP14,000.00.
The iPod classic (160GB) retails for PHP 14,490.
The new iPod shuffle retails for PHP 3,290 for the 2GB model and PHP 4,390 for the 4GB model. The special edition ipod shuffle in aluminum retails for PHP 5,490 which is only available through the Apple Online Store for Philippines..
So if you can get it cheaper than these listed prices, you’re either Art Samaniego or you just got yourself a good deal. 🙂